Bruno Sacco has been a major influence on the design policy at Mercedes‐Benz for more than 30 years. He studied mechanical engineering at the Turin Technical University but, unable to find work in the Italian automobile industry, went to Germany, where he took up employment as a stylist in the Daimler‐Benz Styling Department at Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, in 1958. He worked alongside Friedrich Geiger, Bélena Barény, and the head of the Styling Department, Karl Wilfert, and was involved with the 230 SL coupé (1963), the 600 limousine (1964), and a series of C‐111 experimental cars before becoming the head of the bodywork and ergonomics departments in 1970. Four years later he was made chief engineer and, in 1975, the head of the Daimler‐Benz Styling Department at Sindelfingen. Designs with which he was closely associated included the S‐Class series from the early 1970s onwards, the SEC coupé of 1981, the E‐Class series, commencing in 1982, the C‐Class of 1993, and the SLK sports car of 1993.
Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.